Mar 6, 2008 - 10:16 pm .- A Catholic archbishop in the southern India state of Kerala distributed free milkshakes on Saturday to protest the rampant spread of alcoholism in the region, UCA News reports.
Mar 6, 2008 - 06:28 pm .- The Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Sabino, has called on President Hugo Chavez and other Venezuelan officials not “to interfere in the diplomatic conflict between Ecuador and Colombia,” as “it is a problem that they must resolve, and we should not get involved in the matter.”
Mar 6, 2008 - 06:02 pm .- India will have its first saint on October 12 when Pope Benedict XVI canonizes Blessed Alfonsa of the Immaculate Conception, who is believed to have interceded in the miraculous cure of a child.
Mar 6, 2008 - 03:33 pm .- The regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, said this week that when a person believes he is dealing with a case of diabolical possession, it should be handled by an exorcist instead of a confessor.
Mar 6, 2008 - 01:21 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Ecuador expressed sadness over the recent events that have led to tension with Colombia and called for serenity and sincere dialogue in order to bring about reconciliation between the two nations.
Mar 6, 2008 - 12:05 pm .- The leadership of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference has issued a statement “in response to the atmosphere of tension and uncertainty” that the country is experiencing over “the complex crisis” between the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
Mar 6, 2008 - 11:20 am .- In a meeting with the bishops of Guatemala today, Pope Benedict encouraged them in their efforts to reach their people with the Gospel in the midst of trying conditions.
Mar 6, 2008 - 10:43 am .- The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (Istanbul), Bartholomew I, met with Pope Benedict XVI this morning at the Vatican, the third such meeting for the two.
Mar 6, 2008 - 07:10 am .- The Vatican plans to erect a statue of the 16th century scientist Galileo in the Vatican gardens, the Times reports.
Mar 6, 2008 - 05:09 am .- Democrat presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama in a speech before a Hocking College crowd on Sunday claimed that the Sermon on the Mount justifies his support for legal recognition of same-sex unions, Cybercast News Service reports.
Mar 6, 2008 - 02:45 am .- Archbishop of Cotabato Orlando B. Quevedo has denied media reports of a “divided hierarchy” and accusations that Philippines bishops from the nation’s major southern island of Mindanao have “saved” President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo by influencing the bishops’ response to a massive corruption scandal.